Basic Level Concepts (BLC) are those concepts that are frequent and salient; they are neither overly general nor too specific. These BLC are a compromise between two conflicting principles of characterization:
We have developed a method for the automatic selection of BLC from WordNet. We use a very simple method for deriving a small set of appropriate meanings using basic structural properties of WordNet. The program considers:
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Izquierdo R., Suárez A. and Rigau G. An Empirical Study on Class-based Word Sense Disambiguation. Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL-09). Athens, Greece. 2009.
Izquierdo R., Suárez A. and Rigau G. Word vs. Class-Based Word Sense Disambiguation.Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research. Volume 54, pages 83-122. 2015.